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Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration Department

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Notable practitioners

Nigel Rawding QC is described as "extremely experienced and wonderful to work with," and continues to demonstrate expertise in wide-ranging commercial disputes. One source states: "He is a very good advocate with excellent judgement – clients really love him and he has the perfect temperament."

Sylvia Noury is considered an "accomplished advocate" who "has a very good understanding of what's going on with a country and is very much aware of every aspect of a case." She frequently acts for claimants in BIT disputes against states in Latin America and Africa, and is additionally experienced as an arbitrator.

William Thomas acts for both states and investors in BIT claims, as well as handling ICC and UNCITRAL arbitrations. Interviewees commend his "commanding presence in cross-examination and deep subject matter expertise in investor-state matters."